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germany can win this year. it has been a while, and that would really boost our image. >> the titles in the europa and spanish leagues have often gone to spanish and english clubs, but they have also a a hig price. else is financially depen other premier league clubs have rackedndds of millions of euros in debt. european soccer's governing body is planning to level the playing field with financial fair playlet regulations. last week, as he issued a one- season than. most of the big stars and their cash in spain or england. >> in england, you already know the top for your clubs before the season starts, so full credit to hourly -- you already know the top four clubs. >> the league has been plagued by hooliganism, which has resulted in an empty stands. for years, the bundesliga has drawn the highest spectator numbers of any league in europe. combined with steadily rising television rights, they have made a solid foundation for german soccer. the only thing missing is that elusive european title. >> we hope they get it. if you are just joining us, you are watching the "journal" coming t
. >> with more and more shoppers seeking out handcrafted and traditional gifts, germany's famous christmas markets struggled to keep up with the demand. tens of thousands of egyptians are out protesting against president morsi at this hour after an islamist-led assembly raced through the approval of a new constitution, a move to end the crisis. >> the document is based on sharia law. critics say it ignores fundamental democratic principles and marginalizes the nation's large christian populations. it has set the stage for conflict in a more increasingly divided nation. >> opponents of the president are outraged at the document adopted by the assembly. protesters are maintaining a vigil, and demonstrations are growing. critics warn that egypt is fast becoming an islamic state. >> hosni mubarak never divided the egyptian people. now, there is president morsi, and we do not know if he is the president of egypt or the president of the muslim brotherhood. >> islamists who dominate the assembly have already answered that question -- the body signed off on all 234 articles of the constitution, wh
the tragedy must ends. collins for tighter gun control. >> . international study put in germany at the bottom of the table or pay equality among men and women and female executives remained a rarity. >> dortmund dealing another blow as the season reaches the halfway point. >> president obama has set himself and the nation a political challenge following the mass killing of schoolchildren in new 10, conn., calling for an end to the tragedies indicating he is ready to push for tighter gun control. >> congressional democrats have also indicated they are preparing an aggressive agenda for tighter control on the ownership of weapons. the youths who killed 27 people, most of them children, was heavily armed. >> 27 enderle figures, each of them representing and a victim. >> their release the names of the victims. >> we are requesting you expect -- respect their privacy of the go through this difficult time. >> president obama struggling to find words of comfort. >> can we say we are truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives and happin
of connecticut leaves dozens dead. we will go live for the latest. >> in germany, investigators say the attempted bombing here this week proves islamist terrorists are at work in the country. >> a german lawmaker plans to send patriot missiles to turkey's border with syria. a shooting at a school in the united states -- 27 people reported dead. most of them children. >> it happened friday morning at an elementary school in the state of connecticut. a parent inside the school at the time reports hearing was sounded like at least 100 rounds being fired. >> this is the scene at sandy hook elementary school. sources saying the suspect is also among the dead and that the body is in a classroom at the school. police say they have recovered two weapons from the suspect. the students kindergarten through fourth graders were all evacuated to a nearby fire station. all schools in the area are under lock down right now. >> law enforcement officials has -- have confirmed the shooter has been found dead inside the school building. >> officials say the scene of the shooting is now secure. >> there were several
in europe -- but greece -- puts greece as the most corrupt country in europe. >> germany is mulling over whether to try to outlaw a far- right party accused of stirring up anti-immigrant sentiment. minister >> to go formal step toward banning the national democratic party, -- ministers took a formal step toward banning the national democratic party, the npd. some worry that prohibiting the party could backfire. it could drum up sympathy for the far right. >> the ministers are united in their call for a ban on meat npd. they reviewed extensive -- on the npd. they reviewed extensive documentation before making up their mind. >> i never would have thought they were so anti-democratic or anti-semitic. or so oriented towards violence and so unconstitutional. we have been discussing a ban for 12 years. now we have a lot of material to go on, much more than ever before. >> the ministers will seek to the government's support for the ban. one federal interior minister said they have a good case, but he admits there are risks. >> the danger is that these proceedings could give new life to a party
of the constitution. >> thanks so much for that report. >> israel and germany's leaders have wrapped up talks in berlin on deepening bilateral relations. their meeting was overshadowed by the controversy over israel's decision to expand settlements in the west bank and east jerusalem. >> at a joint press conference, both said they had agreed to disagree on the issue, but that this would not influence their cooperation in other areas. >> both angela merkel and benjamin netanyahu stressed the importance of the german-israeli friendship, and both expressed hope for a solution to the conflict. merkel and netanyahu's say they share the goal of a two-state solution for israel and the palestinians -- merkel and netanyahu say they share the goal. but that kind of progress seems a long way off. >> we have to try again and again to begin negotiations. one-sided measures should be avoided. so, basically, on this issue of settlements, we have agreed to disagree. >> that was a reference to israel's controversial decision to build 3000 homes in the occupied west bank, which provoked sharp criticism from ge
ahead. >> germany's exports running high as firms continue to ship goods. nato has approved turkey's request for the deployment of patriot anti-missile systems to areas along its border with syria. turkey wants the patriots to help it intercept street fire from syria's civil war. >> the alliance has also expressed its grave concern of reports that syria may be preparing to use chemical weapons against rebel forces. the statement echoes a strong warning issued by u.s. president barack obama on monday. >> more than 40,000 people have been killed since the uprising began in march 2011. here's a look at what the alliance's defense will look like on turkey's border to syria. >> it is designed to detect, intercept, and hit an enemy missile. there are batteries like these stationed in germany. some could be deployed to turkey within weeks. berlin is calling it a legitimate request from a nato ally. >> turkey has already been hit by cross-border mortar fire from syria, so it is understandable that turkey is holon and has asked the alliance for a sign of solidarity. refusing that request wo
granted himself sweeping powers. that prompted some judges to call for an indefinite strike. >> germany is reported to be considering the export of tanks and armored vehicles to saudi arabia, a country which is already -- has already used its weapons to put down a popular uprising in the country neighboring. >> they say that hundreds of boxer armoured patrol vehicles -- should the deal goes through, it would make the government an accomplice to islamist extremists, some said. >> saudi arabia is reportedly looking to purchase several hundred of these boxer armoured patrol vehicles. "der spiegel" magazine says this was discussed last week at a meeting. a government spokesman declined to comment. >> confidentiality protect interest of potential buyers, as well as our relations with such countries. many requests are turned down. even if they are proved, they often do not ultimately lead to a deal. >> the blonde is where -- the bundeswehr currently uses the boxer as a transporter. it could be used to crush popular uprisings. germany's opposition is concerned that the saudi royal family, whic
that germany would continue to support afghanistan even after foreign forces pull out in 2014. after he visited with german soldiers stationed in the north of the country. germany took on one more step toward going green on tuesday. chancellor angela merkel was on hand for the opening of a power line between cities in the very north of the country. >> this is all part of germany's goal to try to modernize its power grid and phase out a clear power by the 2020. still, there is opposition. >> i of the german government has its way, the country will soon abound with new power lines like this one. chancellor angela merkel says it represents a milestone in germany's quest to wean itself off fossil fuels and nuclear power -- a milestone because many power lines must follow. >> this is symbolic of the amount of work we have ahead of us. it is a chance to create enthusiasm for the many projects that still have to be built. >> the challenge is to transport energy from wind farms in the country's northern coast to population centers in t s less dependable. transmission lines have to be built, and the cha
story this hour -- germany investing 10 billion euros to ensure renewable energy is available. >> will the debate be different in america after the new town school massacre. -- newtown school massacre? >> german policymakers say the countries making good progress and plans to phase out nuclear energy and increase its dependence on renewable energy. >> in berlin this morning, they delivered their first assessment of infrastructure changes that will be needed to phase out nuclear power by 2020. >> with federal elections next year, energy is a key policy issue, and the government says 10 billion euros is being invested to keep the country's infrastructure up to date. >> germany's economics minister and environment ministers say they want to work together to complete the country's energy transformation. in the past, they have squabbled about details, but now, they say they are united. >> we are going to reach our goals. environmental protection by phasing of nuclear energy and expanding the use of renewals, ensuring energy security despite turning off eight nuclear plants, and a t
boostassad. -- for opponents of assad. >> and germany's would ballclubs get tough on security, but will the fans stay away -- and germany's football clubs get tough on security, but will the fans stay away? but it has been a dramatic day for one of the world's biggest banks. after deutsche bank's headquarters were raided by hundreds of police, now it's co- ceo is in the spotlight. >> deutsche bank says that jurgen fitschen has been drawn into the probe. he and the company's chief financial officer are being investigated for signing questionable tax declarations. >> it is a blow for fitschen, who only took the helm this june. >> it was a rude awakening for deutsche bank employees as more than 20 police vans pulled up at their headquarters in frankfurt on wednesday morning. hundreds of police officers raided the building, confiscated documents, and arrested five bankers in a money-laundering scandal that is estimated to have crossed germany hundreds of millions in lost taxes. >> we are investigating 25 individuals on suspicion of serious tax evasion, obstruction of justice, and
. >> it is christmas, but not as we know it. tension -- germany basking in the sun. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> u.n. peace envoy brahimi hosting talks and he called the scale of the conflict worrying. >> this comes after a deadly air strike on sunday at least 60 people killed in a bakery. the government denies they are behind the attack saying it was the work of terrorists. >> rejecting international concern that they may use chemical weapons. >> yet another meeting in no solution. talks between brahimi and al assad ending with an exchange of views on the future. he said he set out his position on things. he explained to the syrian president his point of view on how to help the syrian people. the u.n. special envoy expressed concern that the continued fighting. the conflict in syria will continue into the new year. dozens were killed on sunday alone in central syria. army planes apparently bombing people waiting for food outside a bakery. rebels accused the regime of taking anger out on them. there had been increasing concern that they could use chemic
is cutting 1300 jobs as part of a 750 million euro cost-cutting program. >> it is germany's third biggest power company. most of the job losses will be among support and administrative staff. the company has struggled financially from having to shut down to below of its nuclear reactors over safety fears in the wake of the fukushima disaster. >> ratings agency standard and poor's has downgraded cypress again. its sovereign debt already has junk status. now it has gone down two more notches. >> cypress says it needs a decision on an international bailout within days to avoid a default. international monetary fund says talks are unlikely to be concluded this year. it needs the bailout to save its banks, which are heavily exposed to greet debt. well, germans are losing their appetite for spending money. consumer confidence has fallen for the second month in a row according to market research group gfk. >> they polled 2000 german shoppers and on the 0 digit overall economic picture, their own financial outlook, and plans to shell out cash for big-ticket items this christmas. they concluded th
moments of the year here in germany, and those include some quite big controversies. >> the nobel prize in literature awarded to the chinese author was particularly controversial. the author has been criticized for not speaking out about censorship in china as well as the country's treatment of dissidents. >> a german writer also sparked a row through his criticism of israel in one of his poems. >> you might have seen the german film "barbara." it wanted a video awards. more on that after a short break. >> do not go away. >> welcome back. thousands of syrians have been fleeing the violence in their country, many seeking refuge in camps across the turkish border. like there has become increasingly hard, due to the extreme harsh weather conditions. >> apart from big aid organizations, small relief organizations are also trying to collect funds. we met one young man also trying to collect in berlin. >> pounding the pavement of the german capital, he wants to convince berliners to donate money to syrian refugees. many of them are freezing in camps on the turkish border. >> if you do have th
. carmaker opel halts production at one of its biggest plants in germany. >> and will he or won't he -- mario monti's back and forth on resignation casts uncertainty over italy's economic and political future. >> we begin the show with what has been a day of celebration for the european union. >> the three senior figures representing the eu have been in the norwegian capital, oslo, to collect the nobel peace prize. it was awarded to the 27-member bloc for six decades of promoting peace, democracy, and human rights. >> however, not everyone is happy. some have asked whether the price is justified at that time when the eu is mired in economic and financial -- the prize is justified at that time when the eu is mired in economic and financial crisis. desmond tutu says it is an organization based on military force. >> coveted award was accepted with pride by the eu's 3 president, martin schulz, herman van rompuy, and jose manuel barroso. the standing ovation they received was a rare accolade for the eu in these tough economic times. >> in light of the financial crisis that is affecting so many inn
a class action suit against germany in a court in the western city of bonn. >> those claims are related to an air strike ordered by a german officer in northern afghanistan in 2009, which killed 90 civilians. germany had given some compensation to the victims' families without admitting responsibility. >> lawyers representing survivors of the air strike are demanding higher compensation -- more than 3 million euros in total. they complain the settlements arrived at immediately following the attack were too small. as far as the german government is concerned, the case is closed. >> 5000 u.s. dollars was paid in over 90 instances. this money was transferred to an account in afghanistan. the account was specifically designed to compensate these families. >> on september 4, 2009, a u.s. f-15 fighter jets bombed two fuel tankers, killing more than 90 civilians. a german officer called in the air strike based on faulty intelligence. the political repercussions were extensive. the german defense minister at the time was forced to step down for his handling of the affair. >> coming up later in
help in the coming days. >> in germany, a surprise announcement at deutsche telekom as the chief executive says he will step down at the end of next year. >> he has struggled with structural problems at telecom since taking over in 2006. the firm has faced challenges to its foreign business entities as well. the shrinking demand in germany for its land line services. the chief financial officer will take over at the beginning of 2014. well, european markets closed little changed on thursday, but slightly to the upside at new 19-month highs. our correspondent said as the summary from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> the end of the era was a surprise to traders in frankfurt but did not worry them because his successors were known at the financial markets. it looks like a well-organized change. shares were up, but for dutch bank, the problems are getting worse. the towers have been searched again, and yesterday, the bank was convicted in milan. the shares have been lower. the german dax took a little break from its christmas -- christmas rally and closed barely unchanged. families s
for the united states, but for the world economy, too, also for germany, but people do not know, and they do not like the prospect of a decision may be taking more time, may be even reaching into the year 2013. it would be a pretty bad start, a rumbly start to the new year, people think. the trading was careful. the shares lost some momentum in late trading, late european trading when the u.s. began in the negative zone, and the fact that people were nervous also demonstrated by a lot of money going into the suppose it's safe haven of german bonds and into gold. >> let's take a look at the latest market numbers for you, starting in germany. the dax ended the day just a tad up. euro stoxx 50 also made gains on the day. crossing over to new york, the picture is quite different. a lot of pessimism there. the euro gaining some ground against the dollar. it is not the only source of uncertainty in the world economy. >> a leading economic think tank says confidence is down in many german sectors compared to this time last year. the big picture does not actually looks so bad. >> the economy may hav
their euros. >> reporter: in germany vehicles more than 30 years old and in pristine condition are certified as classics. an index measuring classic car prices show they have doubled over the past decade. behind this is a uniquely vigilant germany against inflati inflation. this made the currency plunge resulting in hyper inflation. the european central bank is now promoting a policy of buying government bonds to help countries in financial crisises. jgermans are worried this there flood the market. he's investing in classic cars. he bought this 25 years ago for $18,000. its value has tripled. he with drew money from his bank account to buy two more classic cars last year. one car is now worth one and a half times more than he paid. he is confident he made a good investment. the other car is a popular porshe model. it's likely to increase in value. >> translator: prices have risen many times in the last decade. cars are a promising asset. >> reporter: some commodities are attracting attention because they are part of people's daily lives like cattle. in just won month the bond sold out. the
rice went on tv. the fbi spoke to the people in the embassy they brought back to germany and they all said no demonstrations. what we have is a falsehood that this administration has yet to explain. >> she was working off talking points handed to her, and said if information it continues to be evaluated. that was part of the talking points as well. >> the libyan spokesman preceded her and contradicted the talking points. she chose not to address that for whatever reason. my question goes back to where is the conspiracy, where is the cover-up? where is the scandal? was the benghazi office inadequately secured? absolutely. decisions made at people have to be held accountable for? yes. ,ut let's not confuse a mistake a defect, a fall of somebody with some massive conspiracy. >> tempest in teapot, which suggests there is something else at play. it is not about the facts. it is about something else. >> what is the something else? >> she is a prickly personality, that is part of it. also, i think she would be much more of an interventionist than hillary clinton is pillar clinton adulate at
germany, considered a leader on environmental protection, has come under criticism. the mayan minister could not live up to his promise. environmental groups say it is largely down to chancellor angela merkel. >> merkel has not use her voice strongly enough, and that is why the situation in the eu is so critical. it is lacking a leader, and effects are being felt everywhere. >> climate experts warn that if emissions do not sink in the coming years, the consequences will be dire. a new climate treaty is due before 2020, but after events in doha, that is looking more unlikely than ever. >> as we saw in that report, the german environment minister is playing a key role in the climate talks. we asked if he thought there would be a breakthrough. >> first of all, we are in the middle of a very, very important and difficult negotiation process. i expect negotiations going on all day and probably all night. we are very much family dependent to achieve as much as we can in the summit. i hope that we will be able to have another commitment perido -- period under the kyoto protocol. i hope as wel
deepens. the president resigned after he is arrested by coup leaders. clucks we begin here in germany where police in the city of bonn have arrested two people after a bomb scare. >> a metal case was found in a bag at the city's main train station on monday. they're still trying to determine whether or not there was any danger or determination. the culprits were identified by any school can -- by local school children. simon joins us with the latest. what doing about the investigation so far. >> one man has been arrested and according to reports second has been made. police are not commenting, but they say they are still looking for witnesses including one man in particular. they're continuing to examine the context of the bag found at the train station. the unconfirmed reports suggested contained butane gas, ammonium nitrate, an alarm clock, and batteries. what they have not found is a detonator. it's not yet clear whether this was a live ball or just equipment. >> what do we know about the one man who has been arrested? >> he has been identified by his lawyer as omar d. he is a know
and france called for an enter introduction of a unified oversight while germany urged a gradual implementation. ministers also couldn't agree on how much supervisory authority to give the european central bank. they decided to meet again next week for further discussions. eu, economic, and monthly tear affairs commissioner said consolidation of oversight will be the first step towards a banking union. it will include a framework for bailing out nations with excess debts. he said failure is not an option. last month eu leaders agreed to allow the region central bank to supervise some 6,000 commercial banks in the eurozone. the goal is so set up a framework by the end of the year and launch the new system next year. now let's get a check on markets. tokyo share prices are trading in a narrow range. the nikkei is down 1/4 of a percent at 9,409, a loss of 24 points from tuesday's close. they're sidelining after taking profits if recent gainers at the open. they're refraining from major moves to confirm the next steps in the u.s. budget talks. the obama administration and opposition
hollande did not get everything on his wish list. germany insisted that smaller banks, which make up a large part of its banking system, be overseen by national authorities, and it got its way. >> it is important to have a clear division between banking supervision and monetary policy. >> the supervisor will begin work in march, 2014, and be responsible for banks holding more than 30 billion euros in assets. the deal should ensure european taxpayers no longer have to foot the bill when financial institutions find themselves in trouble. >> i'm very satisfied. contrary to expectations, the 27 finance ministers have managed to save the european council. >> as for the question of who will succeed john graja and kurt as head of the eurozone, that is something members -- jean-claude junkecker as head of the eurozo, that is something members still have to decide. >> is this decision basically admitting that national governments are no longer able to keep their countries' banks in line? >> no. first of all, it is admitting that if you have a common currency, then you actually need to have co
germany. we have been seeing wet and unstable conditions there. the temperatures are very cold, too. berlin at 9 degrees. but take a look at what people in berlin did yesterday, on tuesday. members of berlin's swimming club, the berlin fields, took a traditional christmas swim in a frozen lake on tuesday. they're also known as ice swimmers because temperatures are below freezing. the club was founded in 1979 and has 16 members. after the swim everyone said it's just great. and on that note i'll leave you know for your three-day outlook. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> and that concludes this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. do stay with us.
? >> chuck hagel was not to go to vietnam. he had orders to go to germany. he was at fort dix. he said i want to go to vietnam. in may and talk to the chaplain and psychologist, and after two weeks, he went to vietnam. he fought for his country, unlike his critics. he has bled for his country, unlike his critics. he understand war, unlike his critics. he did not have other priorities, like richard cheney, and never said it was going to be a cakewalk. he is prepared, ready, and bill cohen put it best. he has fought and bled for this country. he knows the subject matter. ask jim jones and other national security advisers. >> iraq and iran, that is what upsets people about shock hegel and some of the things he had to say about them. >> he was a supporter of the war in iraq. he supported the war in afghanistan. he voted in favor. it is an odd dove. all the critics are now decrying that he supported these wars. now when it came time to redeem what is it pay losing war in iraq with the troop surge, he not only opposed it, he said it would be the worst disaster since the vietnam war, but it was a su
... germany... the irish civilization... the eiffel tower was built... hope you've enjoyed the magic of... no trip to this city of art is complete without a visit to its greatest museum. when the medici family ruled florence from this palace, their offices, or uffizi, were next door, connected by this skyway. today, these offices hold the finest collection of italian paintings anywhere, the uffizi gallery. the uffizi's collection, displayed on one comfortable floor, takes you on a sweep through art history from the 12th through the 17th century. these altarpieces are gothic. being pre-renaissance, they simply tell their story through symbolism rather than realism. the gold-leaf sky isn't realistic, but it implies a rich and holy setting. the angels are stacked, like a totem pole. on this altarpiece, these panels tell the story of the crucifixion, but they don't create any sense of depth. yet artists were trying. to show jesus' head leaning out, it actually does. giotto, often considered the first modern painter, is still gothic, but notice the progress. a more realistic setting places m
and the communists, the social democrats and communists in germany made common cause in '32, hitler came, the nazis began to lose power and hindenburg wouldn't have made him chancellor had he not, you know, had a strong showing. had they made common cause they could have possibly prevented the reich from happening. so there's a lot at stake in politics. the fate of the world now hangs i mean, literally hangs in the balance. that's not just hyperbole if we don't fix the planetary catastrophe, we're doomed as a species. and the solution to that is not going to be mystical. the solution to it i believe is going to be political, so we have to get political. >> tony kushner, this has been a wonderful conversation. >> thank you. >> i appreciate very much your being with me. >> i love speaking with you, so. >> thank you. ♪ >>> around this time four years ago, shortly before barack obama entered the white house, we asked you to send us your book list for the new president, what you thought he should read as he prepared for the highest office. now president obama's getting ready for his second term. time
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